Right Speaker Broken on New 15" PB...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by KBFinFan, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hey all,

    I got a new 15" PB today, and all was going well until I opened up iTunes to check things out.

    Sound is only coming out of the left speaker, and when I went to the sound settings under system preferences (and selected the right speaker) nothing at all happened.

    Any suggestions before I have to send this thing in...?

    As for lines on the display, I think I have have them. They are faint, but if you look closely they are noticeable throughout the display. From an arm's distance away you can't notice anything, but still, I can see the potential problems from this..

    Alright, thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Try playing around w/ the balance level in the sound preferences a little, That usually fixes that type of problem for me... If that doesn't work then I don't know.... Have you tried plugging headphones into the computer to see if sound comes from both the left and right?
     
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    mad jew

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    Well, Apple will probably tell you to reset the PRAM and more usefully, reset the PMU. That's all you can really do software-side. Best of luck with it all. :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.. thanks for the help so far.

    Oddly enough it's fixed. I was running it off the battery before, does it just use one speaker to save power?


    I'll see if it goes back to "broken," but again, thanks!
     
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    mad jew

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    How bizarre. My iBook uses both speakers whether running from battery or mains. :confused:

    Try resetting the PMU and PRAM if the problem comes up again. It won't do any harm. :)
     
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    joepunk

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    IIRC, I have had something similar happen to my external speakers. All I would hear was sound coming out of one and not the other. Did the whole balance test then would try to fix the problem by unplugging and re-plugging the speakers back into the PB and it would reset to normal.
     

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